Essay Terrorism Is Not A Strange Word For Us

2152 Words Nov 16th, 2016 9 Pages
Terrorism is not a strange word for us. The term “terrorism” originated in French Revolution in 1789 to describe the behaviour of revolutionaries. Yet, in recent years, terrorist activities have become increasingly unscrupulous, some famous terrorism organizations have already become the “world cancer”. There are many countries that realize how dangerous those terrorist can be and they start to defend their people from terrorists. However, terrorism is still rampant under the severe blow of the international community. There are many reasons for this, but there are two main aspects. From the inside, terrorism is deeply rooted in historical and social origins. There is a breeding ground for terrorism in today 's society. From the outside, the international community 's understanding of terrorism remains to be unified, especially the definition of terrorism, the relation between piracy and national security. Therefore, in order to fight against terrorism, we have to understand what terrorism is, what the balance of piracy and national security should be. Terrorism is hard to define, one definition by the UN is “Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.” Another definition by…

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